Presentation Title

Ethnic Differences in Living Arrangements: Aging Populations in Ventura County

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Luis Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Start Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 17

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

SCCUR Abstracts – Fall 2017

Dr. Sànchez’s Sociology Research Students

Submitting Author: Maegen E. Segura, California State University Channel Islands

Title: Ethnic Differences in Living Arrangements: Aging Populations in Ventura County

Type: Poster

Discipline: Sociology, Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s): Luis A. Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University Channel Islands

This project examines the social, demographic, and economic circumstances of the elderly population living in Ventura County, CA. In particular, I focus on the living arrangements (e.g. living alone or living with family members) of those ages 65 and older and explore how they vary across race and ethnicity. Nationwide, the baby boomer generation is significantly increasing the aging population by record numbers. Although, Ventura County follows national trend in aging, it also exhibits a more racially and ethnically diverse population than the country as a whole.The importance of examining these populations can enact proper local government programs and services for this growing age group. Resources that match the local population, mainly aging, would result in an increase in well-being of the community. In this study I use individual-level data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (5-year estimates), limited to Ventura County, to provide a socioeconomic and demographic portrait of the County’s aging population. My preliminary findings demonstrate that in Ventura County 70% of elderly Latinos identify as the household head or living with spouse versus nearly 90% of non-Hispanics elderly residents who report the same living arrangements. My future work will incorporate a more detailed profile of living arrangements based on the household roster data. However, my preliminary results suggest there are ethnic differences in living arrangements among Ventura County’s elderly population.

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Ethnic Differences in Living Arrangements: Aging Populations in Ventura County

BSC-Ursa Minor 17

SCCUR Abstracts – Fall 2017

Dr. Sànchez’s Sociology Research Students

Submitting Author: Maegen E. Segura, California State University Channel Islands

Title: Ethnic Differences in Living Arrangements: Aging Populations in Ventura County

Type: Poster

Discipline: Sociology, Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s): Luis A. Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University Channel Islands

This project examines the social, demographic, and economic circumstances of the elderly population living in Ventura County, CA. In particular, I focus on the living arrangements (e.g. living alone or living with family members) of those ages 65 and older and explore how they vary across race and ethnicity. Nationwide, the baby boomer generation is significantly increasing the aging population by record numbers. Although, Ventura County follows national trend in aging, it also exhibits a more racially and ethnically diverse population than the country as a whole.The importance of examining these populations can enact proper local government programs and services for this growing age group. Resources that match the local population, mainly aging, would result in an increase in well-being of the community. In this study I use individual-level data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (5-year estimates), limited to Ventura County, to provide a socioeconomic and demographic portrait of the County’s aging population. My preliminary findings demonstrate that in Ventura County 70% of elderly Latinos identify as the household head or living with spouse versus nearly 90% of non-Hispanics elderly residents who report the same living arrangements. My future work will incorporate a more detailed profile of living arrangements based on the household roster data. However, my preliminary results suggest there are ethnic differences in living arrangements among Ventura County’s elderly population.